• July 15, 2020

Petting zoo: Sock animals for sewing


Robert, the cuddly horse

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Before you start: A few info about sewing sock animals

All animals can be sewn by hand. But to save time you can also use the machine for some seams. You should always try to keep the seam allowance as small as possible. The appearance of the animals is intended only as a suggestion. Their individual character is created by choosing socks, gloves and ornaments. All animals are filled with synthetic filling cotton, so you can simply wash them in the machine (care symbols of socks / gloves note). If you fill the animals with sheep wool, they can be washed carefully by hand. ATTENTION: Buttons are easily swallowable small parts and therefore not suitable for toddlers. You can also simply embroider eyes etc. with wool. For all animals you need filling cotton, needle and matching yarn, possibly a sewing machine, buttons and wool for decoration.

Instructions for Robert, the cuddly horse You need this: a pair of socks, yarn, wool That's how it works: Turn socks left. Cut parts according to sketch. Close body on one side. Turn body and head and fill with cotton wool. Close the openings as outlined. Sew ears, legs and tail, turn and fill legs. Sew head and body together, sew on all parts. Wool mane and tail hair attach. Embroider eyes.



Charlotta, the Striped Kitty and Chantal, the Piepsmaus

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Charlotta, the striped kitty You need this: a pair of socks, yarn That's how it works: Turn the socks to the left, trim all parts according to the sketch and close the seams. For all parts leave an open seam for turning and filling. Then turn all parts. Fill the body, tail and legs with filling wadding. Sew on ears, legs and tail. Embroider eyes, face and claws.

Chantal, the Piepsmouse You need this: a baby sock, yarn That's how it works: Turn sock to left and cut according to sketch. Make an opening for turning and filling. Turn the cropped spare sock and fill, close the opening. Sew on the ears and then pull the whiskers of contrasting yarn through the tip of the snout. Finally crochet a chain and sew it on as a tail.



Anton, the Schmusedackel

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You need this: a pair of socks, yarn That's how it works: Turn the socks to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the sock for the body at the hind legs. Make an opening for turning and filling. Turn sock over and stuff with cotton wool. Sew sock parts for front legs, ears and tail according to the sketch and turn. Fill front legs and sew to the body. Fill and close the head according to the sketch, sew on the ears, make the muzzle, and sew the head and tail to the body. Embroider eyes or sew buttons as eyes.

Luise, the elephant lady

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You need this: a pair of socks, yarn That's how it works: Turn the socks to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the hind leg seam and fill the body with cotton wool. Sew the head, turn, fill and close. Turn the ears over and sew on. Sew head and body together, then sew on tail and ears. Turn the ends of the legs inward and stitch the edge all around to a flat foot. Embroider eyes and knit a pink scarf.

Emil, the collar panda

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You need this: a pair of longer finger gloves (ours were striped with black fingers), yarn That's how it works: Turn the gloves to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the thumb seam, turn and fill the legs, place in the body part and close the seam. Turn body over and fill with cotton wool. Sew and fill the head as sketched. Then sew to the body. Turn all other parts as well, fill arms and tail and then sew on. Embroider nose and eyes.

Rosalie, the sleeping sheep

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You need this: a pair of socks, yarn That's how it works: Turn the socks to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close all seams according to sketch and turn over. Stuff body with legs, arms and tail with cotton wool. Fill the head, shape as sketched and sew by hand. Sew on the body, sew on the arms and ears and embroider the face. Embroider the hooves on the arms and legs.

Lukas, the pig

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You need this: a pair of finger gloves, yarn That's how it works: Turn the gloves to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the seam between the legs, turn the glove and fill the body with cotton wool. Turn all other parts, fill arms and tail. Sew the head as sketched, turn, fill and sew to the body. Then sew on ears and arms. Finally, embroider navel, eyes and mouth. Sew on a button as a nose.

Gustav, the Krakensoftie and Kai, the cuddly shark

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Gustav, the Krakensoftie You need this: a pair of socks That's how it works: Turn one sock over on the left, put the other sock neatly in it and cut according to the sketch. Always close the tentacle seams of the inner and outer socks to a hose arm, leaving an opening on the body for turning. Turn octopi and fill body with filling cotton, close seam. Embroider eyes, apply suction cups made of beads.


Kai, the cuddly shark You need this: one sock per fish That's how it works: Cut the sock, fill the body with cotton wool, close it with a thread and form the caudal fin. Sew on the dorsal fin, embroider the eyes.

Sir Henry, the checkered monkey, and Constance, the long-necked shark

Sir Henry, the checkered monkey You need this: a pair of socks That's how it works: Turn both socks to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the sutures of the body, make an opening to turn, turn sock. Stuff the socks with stuffing cotton. Sew and turn the other parts according to the sketch, stuff all parts and sew by hand to the torso. Sew on buttons as eyes and tie a small strip of fabric or ribbon around the neck as a scarf.

Constance, the long-necked rabbit You need this: a pair of long finger gloves (in case of short finger gloves, the rabbit's dress is a little shorter) That's how it works: Turn both gloves to the left and cut according to the sketch. Close the seams as shown. Turn parts over and fill with cotton wool. Sew on arms and stubby tail. Close the head as sketched, pull the dress over the body, cut openings for the arms and stubby tail and edging the edges by hand. Sew the head on the body. Apply eye, nose and buttons.

Stuffed animal storage tutorial : We built the zoo (July 2020).



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